What Are Individual Pure Possibilities and for What Are They Good?

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This introduction clarifies the nature of panenmentalism, which is an original modal metaphysics that the author introduced in 1999 and has elaborated on since then. Unlike phenomenology, which endorsed individual pure (i.e., non-actual) possibilities that are mind-dependent, panenmentalism is realist about mind-independent individual pure possibilities, while rejecting the notion of possible worlds. The introduction also specifies the reasons for rejecting this problematic notion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSynthese Library
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NameSynthese Library
ISSN (Print)0166-6991
ISSN (Electronic)2542-8292

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© 2020, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • History
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Logic


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